Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.
America's using front companies, break-in artists, and hacktivists to spy on everyone -- and only North Korea seems able to resist.
Meet the social worker turned nuclear negotiator who's trying to keep Iran from getting the bomb.
Flournoy, Kendall are seen as leading successors.
Welcome to the Fed, Janet Yellen. Now, can you please save a global economy teetering on the brink of collapse?
Breaking up may be hard to do, but it's the GOP's best chance for survival.
Obama’s trying to tank the markets to win the budget fight. Problem is, that might not work -- and Republicans just don’t care.
The far-out, incredibly earnest argument for why the U.S. should merge with its northern neighbor.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Blame profits, politics -- and a huge growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions.
Qatar Airways sits reporters in vibrating seats, loads them with 39-year-old wine, and never explicitly asks for glowing press coverage.
Why the U.S. should grant Iranian journalists freedom to report, outside a 25-mile radius of New York.
Why a Meatloaf song should guide the U.S. approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel-Palestine.
When the Pentagon tried to save its awful TV channel, it called in Washington's most infamous TV producer-turned-party-thrower.
Frustrated with Obama's Syria speech? Here are two better ones he could have given.
As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.
Why you shouldn't worry about the Pentagon cutting personnel.
The U.S. media continue to tiptoe around the horrors of war. It's time to put more violence on TV.
Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.
Wondering what is meant by 'all options are on the table'? A spokesperson will 'look into that' for you.
The four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.
A sci-fi visionary on why the children of tomorrow are the NSA's biggest nightmare.